Jacki Schirmer

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Associate Professor Schirmer leads the Regional Wellbeing Survey, an annual survey examining the views of 13,000 rural and regional Australians about the liveability and resilience of their community, and their own wellbeing and resilience. It covers topics ranging from understanding how to support carers living in the bush, to identifying the impacts of poor internet connectivity, and understanding how events such as droughts, floods and environmental policy change affect rural communities. In addition to leading the Regional Wellbeing Survey, Jacki's personal research interests focus on understanding the social dimensions of natural resource management, particularly how people's access to and use of natural resources affects their health and wellbeing. Her work in recent years has focused on (i) analysing the social impacts of changes in management of natural resources such as forests, fisheries and water on workers and rural communities, (ii) understanding the factors that drive conflict over natural resource management and which affect social acceptability of environmental policy and practice, and (iii) understanding how to achieve greater adoption of pro-environmental behaviours. 

External positions

Director, Forest Stewardship Council Australia

May 2013Dec 2018

Adjunct Fellow, Australian National University

Feb 2012 → …

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Research Output

Exploring the 'Issue-Attention Cycle': Does Length of Time Since Wildfire Predict Social Acceptability of Prescribed Burning?

Mylek, M. R. & Schirmer, J., Apr 2020, In : Environmental Management. 65, 4, p. 433-447 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Farm exit, wellbeing and autonomy: A quantitative analysis of exited farmers in Australia

    Peel, D., Schirmer, J., Berry, H. & O’Brien, L. V., 2019, In : Rural Society. 28, 2, p. 108-126 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Supporting farmer mental health through resilience interventions: Measuring, monitoring and building resilience

    Schirmer, J. & Corocher, L., Dec 2019, p. 1-9. 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Poster

    10 Citations (Scopus)
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